This is what Bruno Guimaraes said about a potential Liverpool move

Amid reported interest from Liverpool and other top clubs across Europe, Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has reaffirmed his commitment to his current side, Newcastle United, despite concerns over the club's financial situation.

Guimaraes, who joined Newcastle in 2022 from Lyon for a reported £40 million fee, has been instrumental in the club's recent success, notably helping them to finish fourth in the Premier League last season and seal Champions League qualification after a two-decade hiatus.

In a bid to stave off interest from the likes of Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea, the Magpies tied down Guimaraes to a new five-year deal back in October.

However, it has since emerged that Newcastle may be forced to sell players to avoid breaching financial fair play rules. As a result, interest in the 26-year-old has been reignited.

In it for the long haul

Now, in light of persistent rumours linking him with a move away from St James' Park, Guimaraes has made it clear that he intends to stay with Newcastle for the long haul.

After Newcastle's thrilling 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday night, the Brazilian addressed the ongoing speculation surrounding his future in an interview with Sky Sports, saying: "Sometimes people speak a lot about me. I just speak a lot about football. I’m very happy here and I like how the fans think of me here."

"I enjoy my time here. The fans have been unbelievable for me and my family. I hope this can keep going for a long time."

The midfielder then left it in no doubt about where his focus remained: "Let the people speak. We have to get Europe again, try for Champions League. I know it’s difficult but definitely [we are aiming] for Europa League."

Despite already strengthening their midfield with the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo in the summer, Liverpool continue to be linked with a number of midfielders from around the round.

In Guimaraes, they would be getting themselves a player that is proven at the highest level. But whether admiration ultimately turns into concrete interest will hinge on who replaces Jurgen Klopp in the dugout this summer.

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